October 5, 2020 – New Zealand declared on Monday “beat the virus again” and announced restrictions in the country’s largest city would be eased, after a second Covid-19 wave was contained.
October 5, 2020 – Some 20 million French people have already been ordered to stay home every night under a curfew adopted after an alarming surge in new coronavirus cases. France extends COVID curfew to cover 46 million people (70% of a population of 65.3 million)
A nightly curfew from 9:00 pm to 6:00 am went into force at the weekend in Paris and several other French cities in response to daily new infections reaching record levels.
BBC: France’s first known Covid-19 case ‘was in December’ Knowing who was the first case is key to understanding how the virus spread. Dr Yves Cohen told the BBC’s Newsday programme that the patient must have been infected between 14 and 22 December, as coronavirus symptoms take between five and 14 days to appear.
BBC: Weeks earlier than thought: Autopsies on two people who died on 6 February and 17 February show they died with Covid-19.
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